Obamacare haters first looked to the U.S. Supreme Court to kill health care reform. When that didn’t work, they fixed their hopes on Mitt Romney’s election and a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate. Foiled again.
The “caution” flag is up when it comes to President Barack Obama deciding the validity of claims that Syrian forces loyal to Bashar Assad have used chemical weapons.
On Monday, The New York Times revealed that the CIA has been funneling tens of millions of dollars to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The cash payments — delivered to his office every month — arrived in suitcases, backpacks and plastic bags, and were meant to buy the mercurial leader’s loyalty.
In 1999, Congress authorized the construction of a memorial to the 34th president, Dwight Eisenhower, and, in 2009, Frank Gehry won a competition to design it. His plan, approved in 2010, calls for turning a four-acre site at the base of Capitol Hill into a kind of memorial campus, partly enclosed by 80-foot-high woven-metal tapestries depicting scenes from Eisenhower’s life. Plans were moving forward for the memorial — expected to cost at least $140 million — when controversy struck.
When I woke in Malaysia to the news of the Boston Marathon bombings halfway around the world, I instantly worried about two things.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Though you won’t see this on any plaque in the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, there’s one baton our 43rd president passed not to 44 but to Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., who must be the most misunderestimated practitioner in American politics today.
With all that college beef on parade this week, the NFL draft is a wonder of sports marketing, a televised pageant for the multibillion-dollar American football industry.
WASHINGTON – Ordinary people, elected and unelected, behaved heroically last week. Unfortunately, it all happened hundreds of miles from Washington.
Established in Miranda v. Arizona 47 years ago, the you-have-the-right-to-remain-silent litany has “become part of our national culture,” as the Supreme Court noted in a 2000 ruling that reaffirmed Miranda.
The world, in all its tangled webs, will be read into the Boston bombing suspects.
President Barack Obama is facing a critical opportunity to take the country beyond its century-and-a-half reliance on oil. Earth Day (today) and this past weekend’s third anniversary of the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster offer stark reminders of the stakes and mistakes inherent in crude.
We will know soon enough who unleashed Monday’s grotesque violence on Boston. But it is fair to say that many Muslims who heard that explosions had marred the end of the Boston Marathon had a simple, poignant thought: Please don’t let it be a Muslim.
For decades, U.S. corporations have been told to slim down. Not to abandon corporate jets or cut CEO pay, mind you, but to produce more with fewer employees. The conventional wisdom couldn’t have been clearer: The minimum number of required workers yields the maximum level of profits, all else being equal and the creek don’t rise.
Those who support stricter gun control fear that the passage of time since the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School will result in further watering-down of measures. They should not, however, discount the risk that attempts to shave a few weeks or months off the usual legislative process will result in bad laws, with unintended and lasting consequences.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – It’s time to send Jay-Z and Beyoncé to North Korea.
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